Josh Atkins – Piano, Voice & Woodwinds
Josh Atkins teaches piano, voice and woodwinds at Desert Ridge Music Academy. He has a Bachelors of Music Education with an emphasis in both instrumental and vocal music and extensive study in piano from Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO, and a Masters of Music in Bassoon Performance from The University of Missouri in Columbia, MO where he studied with Rodney Ackmann.
A Missouri native, he has performed in groups at state and national music conferences including: Missouri Music Educators Conference, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Missouri Bandmasters Association and the Missouri ACDA Conference. He has performed extensively around the state of Missouri and Arizona on flute, clarinet, saxophone (jazz and classical), oboe, and bassoon as well as voice and piano.
Josh is on the artistic staff of the Grammy Award-Winning Phoenix Boys Choirs and specializes in working with boys’ changing voices. He also performs principal oboe with Desert Overture Symphonic Band and 2nd Bassoon with the North Valley Symphony Orchestra.